- Compromise agreements, mutual mistake of law (Elston v King)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Commercial analysis: The court considered the principles applicable for setting aside compromise agreements for common mistake of law where the ‘mistake’ was caused by a subsequent judicial decision overturning a previous decision. The court refused to set aside the compromise agreement. Written by Richard B Ritchie, barrister, 24 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn.
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